Beekeeping in Vermont with Author Mares on Aug. 3

GREENSBORO – Bill Mares, a beekeeper for 45 years and author of the recent book “The Land of Milk and Honey: a History of Beekeeping in Vermont,” will be speaking under the backyard tent at Greensboro Free Library on Wednesday, August 3, at 4 p.m. He will speak about the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as “farming for intellectuals,” as well as the most challenging recent years for beekeepers, with a particular emphasis on his research in Vermont. Mares will be joined by Sophia Barsalow of Barr Hill Spirits, who will talk about the company’s beekeeping efforts and offer tastes of Barr Hill’s gin and vodka distilled from raw honey, alongside cheese from Jasper Hill Farm. Mare’s talk is a Vermont Humanities Program, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and funded with help from Barr Hill Spirits. The program and tasting are free and everyone is welcome. Pre-registration is not required b